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Edison Ford Open Today, Every Day 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On October 1st

Fort Myers, FL(October 1, 2013) The Edison & Ford Winter Estates, open year round, seven days a week, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  The site honors the legacy of the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford families through science, history, arts, programs, and tours.

 

Every day of the week visitors have the option of an Historian Led Tour, Audio Tour in English German, Spanish or French or a Lab and Museum Tour.  Throughout the week Edison Ford offers specialty tours which include:

 

  • Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., German Language Tour that includes a historian led tour of the homes, gardens, lab and museum in German.
  • Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., Behind the Scenes Tour that takes you inside and up close in the Edison and Ford homes led by curatorial staff.
  • Saturdays, 11 a.m., Edison Ford Mucker/Young Inventor’s Tour for children of all ages.  Includes hands-on science activities based on the inventions of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.
  • Sundays, 2 p.m., Inside the Edison Lab/Museum Hands-on Science, a behind the scenes program inside the lab and museum.  The “insider” program includes invention demonstrations and other activities.

 

The Edison & Ford Winter Estates is designated as a 501c (3) non-profit corporation governed and managed by a Board of Trustees.  Edison Ford is listed on the National Historic Register, Historic Florida Landmark and an original Save America’s Treasures of the National Trust for Historic Presentation. For more information call 239-334-7419 or visit the website at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.

Edison & Ford Winter Estates Open Labor Day, September 2

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On August 28th

FORT MYERS, FLA. (August 27, 2013) – The Edison & Ford Winter Estates, located at 2350 McGregor Boulevard will be open Labor Day, Monday, September 2 from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
labor day
Programs include:
•           Tours throughout the day with Edison Ford Site Historians, of the homes, garden and lab of the two inventors
•           Audio tours available in English, German, French and Spanish
•           Museum demonstrations throughout the day include the Edison phonograph every half hour, and other Museum presentations including antique cars and the Edison Research Laboratory.

Edison Ford members are FREE.  In addition to providing the opportunity to explore the winter retreats of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, the site also offers opportunities for the public to enjoy its park-like environment for special events, weddings, corporate functions, and art and musical presentations as well as educational programs throughout the year.

The Edison Ford is open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The Edison Ford is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures” at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. For additional information call 239-334-7419 or visit the web site at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.

Edison Garden Market

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 15th

Media Release – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chris Pendleton, President & CEO
Lisa Sbuttoni, PR/Marketing Director
293-334-7419
Photos: Edison Garden Market, November 17 & 18 at Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Edison Garden Market at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates
November 17 & 18 – with vendors from throughout the state

Fort Myers, Florida (November 13, 2012)- Throughout the Edison & Ford Winter Estates public gardens and under the Banyan Tree, the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe will be selling unique tropical heritage plants and trees and will be joined by several dozen Florida vendors for the fifth annual “Edison Garden Market” on November 17 and 18, 2012 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Gardeners will be delighted at this one-stop shopping for unique garden items including flowering trees, unusual tropical plants and fruits, bougainvillea, orchids, roses, bromeliads, palms, cactus, herbs, bamboo, fruit, ginger and butterfly plants as well as garden items and gardening supplies.

New to the Garden Market this year is the Turkey Treasures Tent with discounts on holiday ornaments, clearance Museum Store items, garden objects and plants in need of a little TLC.

Edison Ford horticultural staff will be available to answer questions in the Garden Shoppe and Edison heritage plants and trees that have been propagated in the Edison Ford propagating nursery will be available for purchase.  In addition, the neighboring Fort Myers-Lee County Garden Council will be hosting an open house from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The event and parking are FREE to the public.  Visitors can stroll the Edison Heritage Garden, take a photo with the Thomas and Mina Edison statues and visit the Edison Ford water garden and butterfly area located in the public garden.

The Edison Ford is open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The Edison Ford is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures” at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. For additional information call 239-334-7419 or visit the web site at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.

37th Annual Edison & Ford Holiday Nights Decorating Begins

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On November 15th

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Chris Pendleton, President & CEO
Lisa Sbuttoni, PR/Marketing Director
293-334-7419P
Photos: Holiday Nights decorating teams include St. James City Volunteers with the Brinson Family, the Lee County VCB, and Edison Inventors Association.

37th Annual Edison & Ford Holiday Nights Decorating Begins

Fort Myers, Florida(November 8, 2012) –Decorating teams will begin installing the 37th annual Edison & Ford Holiday Nights at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates on Wednesday, November 14 – Friday, November 16, 2012 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m..

“Edison Ford Curators have selected very unique decorating teams from throughout the region who bring special skills and interest in recreating old Florida history and the old-fashioned holiday themes that we all treasure,” says Chris Pendleton, Edison Ford president & CEO.   “Decorating Days are an event at Edison Ford and the decorators work to get the perfect look to surprise visitors with something new every year.”

Decorators include:  American Institute of Architects – Southwest Florida, Bennett’s Fresh Roast, Cartoon Designs by Doug MacGregor, Edison & Ford Winter Estates Volunteers, Edison Community Neighborhood Association, Thomas A. Edison Congregational Church, Edison Festival of Light, Edison Inventors Association, Florida Power & Light,  Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce, General Electric, Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Lee County Electric Co-op, Lee County Public Schools, Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, Master Gardeners, Fort Myers – Lee County Garden Council, Matlacha Chamber of Commerce, McKibbon Hotels, The Nest Home and Garden, Paradies Shops at Southwest Florida International Airport, June Pekol Realty, Prawnbroker Restaurant Group, Royal Palm Yacht Club, Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce, Shell Point Retirement Community, South Fort Myers High School Automotive Academy, Southwest Florida Historical Society, St. James City Volunteers with the Brinson Family, True Tours and WGCU Public Media.

Edison & Ford Holiday Nights will be open nightly, December 1 – 30, (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) with tickets on sale from 5:30 – 9 p.m.  In addition to the regular evening admission ticket, limited tickets are available for the Tuesday night special Behind the Scene tours inside the homes with the curators. Tickets may be purchased in advance; Edison Ford Members are free with discounts for their guests.

Special discounts to groups of twenty or more with advance reservations.  Public admission for self-guided touring is $15 for adults, $1 for children.  For visitors who wish a historian tour guide, tickets are $20, $11 children (ages 6-12). Opening weekend (December 1, 2, 3, and 4), all Lee County residents will  receive $5 off admission of a self-guided tour with proof of residency.  The Edison Ford is open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The Edison Ford is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures” at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. For additional information call 239-334-7419 or visit the web site at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.

Black Maria Film Festival – Film Selection

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On October 3rd

Media Release – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chris Pendleton, President & CEO
Lisa Sbuttoni, PR/Marketing Director
293-334-7419
Photos: Images from short films shown on October 5 include The Mantis Parable, and The Old Man and Hemingway. 

Thomas A. Edison Black Maria Film Festival Retrospective,
Films Selection for October 5, 2012

Fort Myers, FL (September 1, 2012), The Edison & Ford Winter Estates and Edison State College will bring back the award winning Festival with a retrospect of films from the festival collection chosen by film curator, John Columbus on October 5 hosted by the Edison Ford at the Royal Palm Yacht Club and October 6 at Edison State College, Fort Myers Campus.  Festival begins at 7:30 p.m. both evenings.  Films include winning animated short films shown in Poland at the Animator Festival, as well as popular live action works.

Films to be shown on October 5 include:

High Five – 1993, by Rob Aden, West Orange, NJ.
A clever black and white short about a truly wild pickup basketball game.

A Painful Glimpse into My Writing Process – 2007, by Chel White, Portland, OR
Anyone who’s found creative writing to be a daunting task will relate to this delightful collage film.

Rooftop Bees – 2008, by Melissa Lohman Wild, Sunnyside, NY
Not everyone would raise bees in NYC but this is the fun story of one individual who’s his own man.

The Mantis Parable – 2005, by Josh Staub, Mead, WA
A sweet parable of altruism in the insect world.

 

 

 

 


The Old Man an
d Hemmingway – 2005, by Hugo Perez and Chuck Moss, Yale University
This is a fascinating first person documentary portrait of Hemmingway’s Cuban fishing boat skipper and his memories of his friendship with the author.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Seven Days a Week
– 2009, by Sean McBride, Philadelphia, PA
Audiences love this frolicsome animation about a millennium generation slacker.

Halluci – 2007, by Goo-Shun Wang, New York, NY
An eye teaser which the artist M.C. Esher might have made were he an animator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pickles to Nickels  – 2010, by Daniella Ash, Brooklyn, NY
This pungent collage animation about an old neighborhood in Brooklyn tells of an unlikely romance between a pickle vendor and a young baker as their block is being replaced by modernity.

Zamboni Man – 2002, by Seth Hendrikson, Chicago, IL
The Zamboni is a machine that smooths the ice of a skating rink. In this poignant narrative, a working class fellow prepares the rink after hours for practice by the graceful dancer of his dreams.

Urban Animals – 2004, by Karl Staven & students at University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
An inventive and playful animation shot on Avenue of the Arts in Philadelphia

One Rat Short  – 2007, by Alex Weil, New York, NY
A heart warming rodent romance set in a futuristic animal research laboratory.

Waiting for Arif – 2005, by Didem Yilmaz, Long Island City, NY
A show business couple who married in 1957 graces this charming documentary. Husband Arif Mardin is a 12 time Grammy winning producer who worked with Aretha Franklin, The Bee Gees, Barbara Streisand, Bette Midler, Stevie Wonder, Louis Armstrong, and Bob Dylan. Wife Latife is an author and theater producer. Finally after years of deferred private time together they can enjoy their cocktail hour reminiscing about how he was always late as he filled the wall with gold records.

Tickets are available at Edison Ford for $10 per night, $15 for both nights.  Edison Ford members are $8 on October 5, and Edison State College students are free on October 6.  Seating is limited.  On October 5 movie goers can enjoy tapas at 5:30 p.m. at the Royal Palm Yacht Club for $20 while watching the sunset at Edison Ford.  Reservations suggested by calling 239-334-7419.

Black Maria Film Festival Returns in October with Retrospective

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On September 5th

Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival Retrospective

Friday, October 5, 7:30 p.m., Royal Palm Yacht Club

Saturday, October 6, 7:30 p.m., Edison State College, Fort Myers Campus 

 

 

 

 

Since 2007, the Edison & Ford Winter Estates and Edison State College have collaborated to bring the international Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival to Florida. The Festival began its national tour in 1981, celebrates Edison’s pioneering work in cinema, and features award winning contemporary independent and experimental short films and video. The Black Maria is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as an Academy Awards qualifying festival of short films.

Typically the Festival has been held in spring, however the award winning festival is

moving to October with a retrospective of films from the festivals’ collection. Films include exceptional animated works shown in Poland at the Animator Festival and certain live action works which have proven to be highly popular in recent seasons as well as southwest

Florida fan favorites! Black Maria Film Festival Director and Founder, John Columbus will introduce the films and facilitate discussion afterwards both nights.

 

On October 5, the Edison Ford will host the festival at the neighboring Royal Palm Yacht Club. For an additional fee, movie goers can enjoy cocktails and tapas at 5:30 p.m. as they watch the sunset at the Edison Ford Coconut Grove (reservations must be made in advance). 

Tickets will go on sale September 5 at the Edison Ford ticket office.

Ticket prices: October 5: Edison Ford Members and Edison State College Students $8,

non-members $10; October 6: Edison State College Students FREE, general public $10. Discounted tickets for both nights, $15. Early evening tapas at Royal Palm Yacht Club, $20 (cash bar). Seating is limited for both nights.

      For more information or to reserve your seat call 239-334-7419. A detailed list of films will be listed on Edison Ford website: www.edisonfordwinterestates.org on September 15. For more information on Edison State College visit www.edison.edu or Black Maria Film Festival www.blackmariafilmfestival.org

 

Summertime Volunteer Opportunities at Edison Ford

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On June 29th

Media Release – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chris Pendleton, President & CEO
Lisa Sbuttoni, PR/Marketing Director
293-334-7419
Photo:  There are many opportunities to volunteer at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, Volunteers Eldon and Mary Ann Shuey assist staff (center) Holly Shaffer and Bobby Feldman

Summertime Volunteer Opportunities at Edison Ford

Fort Myers, FL (June 29, 2012)The Edison Ford volunteer program includes more than 250 dedicated volunteers who contribute their talents and labor to every department and activity at Edison Ford.  Surprisingly, during the summer months our need for volunteers increases! Currently the Edison Ford is seeking volunteers for the following positions:  Museum docents, group tour docents, Lab docents, river cruise docents, gardening and horticulture, and office support.

Volunteers at the Edison Ford receive training from professional staff and enjoy many benefits including FREE membership.  The Edison Ford volunteer group is active socially and professionally with monthly volunteer lectures and meetings which provide an opportunity to hear guest speakers and learn more about the history, science, and arts that are reflected in the site’s legacy.

On July 10, at 9:30 a.m. join staff at the Volunteer Monthly Meeting.  The Legacy of Henry Ford’s Cars and Engines will be presented by Curatorial Staff that will discuss the life and legacy of Henry Ford as well as antique cars and early combustible engines.  The program will be held in the Edison Ford Museum and is open to current Edison Ford volunteers as well as prospective volunteers and the public.  For more information contact the Edison Ford Volunteer Department at 239-334-7419 or visit the website:  www.edisonfordwinterestates.orgfor a volunteer application.

The Edison Ford is open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The Edison Ford is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures” at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. For additional information call 239-334-7419 or visit the web site at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.

Edison & Ford Winter Estates Programs – July 2012

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On June 27th

Media Release – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chris Pendleton, President & CEO
Lisa Sbuttoni, PR/Marketing Director
293-334-7419

Photos: Happy Birthday Henry Ford, special programs throughout the month; Garden Talks, Tropical Fruits, July 14.

Edison & Ford Winter Estates Programs – July 2012

Fort Myers, Florida(June26, 2012) –In addition to tours and regular activities at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, there are special programs and activities to engage both visitors and residents throughout the month.

July is highlighted with the a NEW Museum program and demonstrations; Henry Ford’s birthday celebration; Garden Talks, the continuation of the Edison Ford Tour, Lunch & River Cruise on Wednesdays and Thursdays; as well as a variety of other special programs throughout the month. Call 239-334-7419 for additional information.

The July schedule of programs and events include:

Fourth of July at Edison Ford, July 4

Edison Ford is celebrating the Fourth of July in a big way this year with tours throughout the day, visits with the Edisons and Fords, river cruises on the Caloosahatchee with environmental experts from Captiva Cruises (11 am, noon and 1 p.m.) and an all-American BBQ lunch at the Royal Palm Yacht Club. Cost: Edison Ford Members, $30; non members, $45; children ages 6 – 12, $40. For more information call 239-334-7419.

Garden Talk –Tropical Fruits, July 14, 9 a.m.

Throughout the Edison Ford gardens tropical fruits are plentiful with many typical varieties of fruits known to thrive in Florida including mangoes, avocados and starfruit; and several lesser known varieties including black sapote, Barbados cherry and lychees. Join Edison Ford horticultural garden staff and learn varieties that are best suited for Southwest Florida and how to plant for success and enjoy the “fruits” of your labor. Reservations not required. Edison Ford Members are free, non members $5. Participants will receive 20% off in the Edison Ford Garden Shoppe.

Monthly Volunteer Meeting, July 10, 9:30 a.m.

Edison Ford curatorial staff will discuss The Legacy of Henry Ford’s Cars and Engines in the Edison Ford Museum. The meeting is open to current Edison Ford volunteers as well as prospective volunteers and the public. For questions and additional information contact the Volunteer Department at 239-334-7419.

NEW PROGRAM – When Music Was Magic…Edison’s Phonographs, July 16, 20, 23, 27; 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m.

Thomas Edison’s favorite invention, of the 1,093 patents he held his lifetime, was the phonograph. Join Edisonia expert and author, John Kurdyla and curatorial volunteer Fred Stebbins for hands-on presentations and demonstrations of the phonograph. Visiting from Padova, Italy Kurdyla has one of the largest private collections of Edison phonographs and is considered one of the top experts in the field of Edison recorded sound. Program is free with paid admission and Edison Ford Members are FREE.

Happy Birthday Henry Ford, July 30
July 30thmarks the 149thbirthday of Henry Ford and the Edison & Ford Winter Estates is celebrating the day with antique car program lectures, Museum demonstrations, and 10% off Ford items in the Museum store and Ford Cottage Shoppe.  Join Edison Ford curatorial staff at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. for a presentation on The Legacy of Henry Ford’s Cars and Engines in the Edison Ford Museum.  Lectures are free with paid admission to the Edison Ford Museum and Lab.
Follow us on Twitter @EdisonFordFL during the month of July for a Henry Ford quote of the day.

NEW FOR SUMMER Edison Ford Tour, Lunch, & River Cruise,
Wednesdays and Thursdays (throughout the day, weather permitting)
Visitors to the Edison Ford will enjoy an audio tour of the historic homes, gardens, Museum and Lab; boat cruise on the Caloosahatchee River as well as tour of the river with naturalist commentary; and buffet lunch at the Royal Palm Yacht Club, overlooking the river. Cost:  Adults $45; Children 12 and under $35.

NEW Edison Ford Garden Tour,
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Join Edison Ford horticultural garden staff to experience the 20 acres of gardens of the Edison and Ford families in a whole new way.  Thomas Edison designed the gardens of his winter estate for many purposes including research.  Mina Edison, a leader in community garden and beautification councils, planted for beauty.  The new tour combines the history of the site and landscape, as well as advice on gardening from expert staff.  Cost:  Edison Ford Members FREE, non members $40, tour includes audio wand.

Edison Ford Inventor’s Summer Camp

Registration is still open for Edison Ford Inventor’s Summer Camp.  Camps are separated by grade levels, 1st– 3rdand 4th– 6th.  Students in the 7thgrade and above can qualify as Summer Camp counselors.  Registration:  Edison Ford Members, $200; non members $230.
July 9 – 13                   Eager Engineers (waiting list)
July 16 – 20                 Time Travelers
July 23 – 27                 Physics in Motion
July 30 – August 3        Smarts in Arts & Science

The Edison Ford is open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The Edison Ford is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures” at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. For additional information call 239-334-7419 or visit the web site at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.

Rainy days at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On June 25th

Media Release – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chris Pendleton, President & CEO
Lisa Sbuttoni, PR/Marketing Director
293-334-7419

Photos: Edison Ford Museum open daily, rain or shine and offers hands-on Museum demonstrations throughout the day

Rainy days at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Fort Myers, FL (June, 25, 2012) The Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Southwest Florida is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., rain or shine. Summer weather can be unpredictable and the Edison Ford is enjoyed by all ages, even in rainy conditions.

Everyday the 15,000 square foot, air-conditioned Museum is open, filled with inventions, artifacts and archives. Galleries include, “Into the Wild: Camping Adventures with Edison, Ford and Friends;” Smithsonian Institute “Edison After Forty;” “Music Movies and Dance;” and much more. Regular hands-on Museum demonstrations of Edison inventions are led by Edison Ford historians. Visitors can also tour the newly restored Edison Botanic Research Laboratory.

Tours of the homes and gardens continue throughout the day unless thunder is present and until it passes visitors can explore the Museum, watch a film in the movie galleries, participate in hands-on demonstrations and tour the Edison Botanic Research Laboratory.

The Edison Ford is open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The Edison Ford is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures” at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. For additional information call 239-334-7419 or visit the web site at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.

Fourth of July at Edison Ford

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On June 20th

Media Release – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chris Pendleton, President & CEO
Lisa Sbuttoni, PR/Marketing Director
293-334-7419

Photo attachments: Celebrate Fourth of July at the Edison Ford with tours, river cruises and BBQ lunch

Fourth of July at Edison Ford

FORT MYERS, FL (June 19, 2012)The Edison & Ford Winter Estates is celebrating the Fourth of July in a big way this year with special tours, visits with the Edisons and Fords, river cruises on the Caloosahatchee and an all-American BBQ lunch at the Royal Palm Yacht Club.

Both Henry Ford and Thomas Edison celebrated the Fourth of July, in fact Edison claimed it was his “favorite holiday.” On the Fourth of July, Edison would devote the entire day to his children, waking up early in the morning to set off fireworks. The family would celebrate the holiday with American favorites – watermelon and ice cream. An invoice dated in 1893 lists the elaborate purchases the Edison family made for their Fourth of July celebration. Written on the bill, “This Bill Is For Fireworks Only,” and included “two dozen packages of Electric Torp., one Dragon’s Nest, one Devil Among the Tailor, one Surprise Box, one Floral Fount(ain), one (dozen) Rockets, one (dozen) 10 B.R. Candles, 1 lb. Colored Fire, and one Firework Balloon 20 ft.” It is also believed Edison’s favorite variety of firecrackers were the ones he invented and created himself, that had a little more TNT added!

Edison Ford is honoring Edison’s enjoyment of the holiday with tours throughout the day; river cruises of the Caloosahatchee led by environmental experts with Captiva Cruises at 11 a.m. 12 and 1 p.m.; and an all-American BBQ at the Royal Palm Yacht Club from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Buffet lunch will include chicken, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, watermelon, ice tea, and desert. Cost: Edison Ford Members, $30; non members, $45; children ages 6 – 12, $40. For more information call 239-334-7419.
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The Edison Ford is open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The Edison Ford is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures” at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. For additional information call 239-334-7419 or visit the web site at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.